Civil Rights & Race Relations By olivia.phelps Nov 6, 1860 The Election of Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican ever elected as President, got only 40% of the popular votes, but beat the other three candidates with his strong feelings against slavery. Jan 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation This was issued by Abraham Lincoln, it was written to end slavery. Jan 31, 1865 The 13th, 14th, and 15th Ammendments These ended slavery and gave people more equality. They gave African Americans the right to vote. Apr 15, 1865 Succession When Abraham Lincoln was assasinated, Andrew Johnson took his place and people thought he was a horrible leader compared to Lincoln. Dec 24, 1865 Formation of the Klu Klux Klan This group wanted to torture former slaves, because they didn't think the slaves deserved their freedom. Jan 1, 1876 Jim Crow Laws These caused segregation in schools, transportation, and other public places between white and black people. It led to poor treatment of African Americans. Nov 7, 1876 The Election of 1876 Rutheford B. Hayes was elected President. The Republicans didn't like this and they accused the Democrats of intimidation and bribery toward the African Americans. Jan 1, 1886 Civil Rights Case of 1883 Made up of five seperate cases, they stated that whites were able to go places blacks couldn't go.